August 1, 2014
Paperback
Fiction

1. GONE GIRL

(Broadway, $15). By Gillian Flynn. A model couple’s marriage crumbles when the wife vanishes and the husband becomes a prime suspect. [14]

2. ROSE HARBOR IN BLOOM

(Ballantine, $7.99). By Debbie Macomber. Jo Marie Rose falls in love with the handyman who helps her plant her rose garden. [2]

3. FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

(Vintage, $15.95). By E.L. James. The first of a British e-book erotic trilogy that became a publishing phenomenon. [62]

4. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

(Grand Central, $8.99). By Harper Lee. The Pulitzer Prize-winning tale set in the Depression-era South. [29]

5. ORPHAN TRAIN

(William Morrow , $14.99).By Christina Baker Kline. An orphan helps an elderly woman clean out her home. The work will change both their lives. [17]

6. THE VALLEY OF AMAZEMENT

(Ecco, $16.99). By Amy Tan. A girl is sold to a courtesan house in early 20th-century Shanghai. [2]

7. BOMBSHELL

(Jove, $9.99). By Catherine Coulter An FBI special agent investigates an attack on his sister. [4 ]

8. TAKEDOWN TWENTY

(Bantam, $8.99). By Janet Evanovich. Stephanie Plum has to find a missing mob boss, but nobody is helping her. [5]

9. SECOND HONEYMOON

(Vision, $10). By James Patterson and Howard Roughan. An FBI agent is on the case of a murderer targeting newlyweds. [5]

10. THE ALCHEMIST

(Harperone, $14.99). By Paulo Coelho. A Spanish shepherd boy goes on a journey of discovery through North Africa. [2]

Nonfiction/General

1. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL: A LITTLE BOY’S ASTOUNDING STORY OF HIS TRIP TO HEAVEN AND BACK

(Thomas Nelson, $16.99). By Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent . [20]

2. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). By the College Board. [190]

3. ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK: MY YEAR IN A WOMEN’S PRISON

(Spiegel & Grau, $16). By Piper Kerman. [14]

4. HOW TO READ LITERATURE LIKE A PROFESSOR: A LIVELY AND ENTERTAINING GUIDE TO READING BETWEEN THE LINES

(Harper Perennial, $15.99). By Thomas C. Foster. [19]

5. THE BOYS IN THE BOAT: NINE AMERICANS AND THEIR EPIC QUEST FOR GOLD AT THE 1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS

(Penguin, $17). By Daniel James Brown. [9]

6. 10-DAY GREEN SMOOTHIE CLEANSE: LOSE UP TO 15 POUNDS IN 10 DAYS

(Adiva, $16.99). By J.J. Smith. [19]

7. I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS

(Ballantine, $6.99). By Maya Angelou. The late poet’s first memoir on racism, love, kindness and spiritual freedom. [9]

8. NIGHT

(Hill & Wang, $9.95). By Elie Wiesel. The terrifying account of his experiences in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. [86]

9. THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES: THE SECRET TO LOVE THAT LASTS

(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. [100]

10. THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE (FOURTH EDITION)

(Longman, $9.95). By William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White. The classic guide to writing well. [16]

Hardcover
Fiction

1.  TOM CLANCY: SUPPORT AND DEFEND

(Putnam, $28.95). By Mark Greaney. A mid-level staffer for the National Security Council has run off with a microdrive that contains top secret information. The CIA must get him before the Russians do. [1]

2. A PERFECT LIFE

(Delacorte, $28). By Danielle Steel. The structured life of a highly successful television news personality unravels. [1]

3. THE HEIST

(Harper, $27.99). By Daniel Silva. An art restorer is summoned by the Italian police to search for a stolen masterpiece. [2]

4. WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD

(Delacorte, $35). By Diana Gabaldon. A kidnapper is pursuing Brianna Fraser, whose family, lost in time, thinks she’s safe in 20th-century Scotland. [7]

5. THE BOOK OF LIFE

(Viking, $28.95). By Deborah Harkness. The final volume in a series about a witch and vampire scientist, who seek to uncover the secrets behind an ancient manuscript. [2]

6. ACT OF WAR

(Atria, $27.99). By Brad Thor. The president taps CIA operative Scot Harvath to thwart an imminent attack on America. [3]

7. THE GOLDFINCH

(Little, Brown, $30). By Donna Tartt. The coming-of-age story of a young man who lost his mother in a terrorist bombing. [40]

8. THE SILKWORM

(Mulholland, $28). By Robert Galbraith. Private detective Cormoran Strike searches for the ruthless killer of a novelist. [6]

8. INVISIBLE

(Little Brown, $28). By James Patterson and David Ellis. FBI researcher Emmy Dockery takes leave from her job to solve a series of criminal cases on her own. [5]

10. POWER PLAY

(Putnam, $26.95). By Catherine Coulter. FBI Special Agent Davis Sullivan must protect a disgraced diplomat. [3]

Nonfiction

1. AMERICA: IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT HER

(Regnery, $29.99). By Dinesh D'Souza. [3]

2. STRENGTHS FINDER 2.0: ... ONLINE TEST FROM GALLUP’S “NOW, DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS”

(Gallup Press, $27.95). By Tom Rath. [164]

3. ONE NATION: WHAT WE CAN ALL DO TO SAVE AMERICA’S FUTURE

(Sentinel, $25.95). By Ben Carson. [10]

4. HARD CHOICES

(Simon and Schuster, $35). By Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton looks back on her tenure as secretary of state. [7]

4. UNBROKEN: A WORLD WAR II STORY OF SURVIVAL, RESILIENCE, AND REDEMPTION

(Random House, $28). By Laura Hillenbrand. [64]

6. BLOOD FEUD: THE CLINTONS VS. THE OBAMAS

(Regnery, $27.99). By Edward Klein. [4]

7. BREAKOUT: PIONEERS OF THE FUTURE, PRISON GUARDS OF THE PAST, AND THE EPIC BATTLE THAT WILL DECIDE AMERICA’S FATE

(Regnery, $27.95). By Newt Gingrich. [3]

8. MAYOR FOR LIFE: THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF MARION BARRY, JR

(Strebor, $25). By Marion Barry and Omar Tyree. [5]

9. WILDCAT CURRENCY: HOW THE VIRTUAL MONEY REVOLUTION IS TRANSFORMING THE ECONOMY

(Yale Univ., $30). By Edward Castronova. [1]

10. THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK: THE SCIENCE AND ART OF RECEIVING FEEDBACK WELL

(Viking, $27.95). By Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen. [1]

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended July 27, 2014.